Performance Design Engineer

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains is a Formula One power unit manufacturing company and the newest addition to the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes. Formed in 2021, Red Bull Powertrains is continuously expanding the team of experienced and talented engineers from different backgrounds, all working towards developing a championship winning Power Unit that will comply with 2026 regulations.

Red Bull Powertrains are looking for a talented and motivated Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Performance Design team, based at our state-of-the-art Powertrains development facility on our Milton Keynes campus. You will contribute to the design and development of our Single Cylinder development engine, including sole responsibility for subsystems, and use this as a platform to produce innovative design solutions and deliver ultimate performance to our race engines.

Essential Knowledge and Experience for this Mechanical Design Engineer (Performance Design) Role:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in design and development of mechanical components and systems.
  • A high level of CAD capability in one of the major packages.

Key Attributes of the Successful Mechanical Design Engineer (Performance Design) Candidate:

  • Passion for innovation, can-do attitude, and self-motivated approach to all tasks.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, reacting to changing priorities and scope while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships across the Red Bull Group.

We are committed to supporting the development of all our team members and place as much value in aptitude and willingness to learn as in specific skills or experience. A career in Formula 1 offers a unique opportunity for both personal and professional development and if successful we will help you develop your existing skills in mechanical engineering and design through both formal training and on-the-job mentoring in a challenging and rewarding work environment.

At Red Bull Powertrains, we offer more than just a competitive salary. Other benefits include our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to our championship winning grand prix cars.

Fri, 9 Feb 2024

Red Bull Powertrains